Thursday, July 31, 2014

With trade rumors and fake Twitter accounts taking over the internet today, the Yankees have made a move -- not a trade, however -- just two hours away from the 4 pm deadline.

The Yankees have claimed right-hander Esmil Rogers off waivers from the Blue Jays, according to the YES Network's Jack Curry.

Rogers has been designated for assignment by the Toronto Blue Jays for the second time this season earlier in the week. He only appeared in 16 games for the big league squad, posting a 6.97 ERA with a 59 ERA+ and 1.65 WHIP in 20.2 innings this season.

I'd have to guess that he'll go down to Triple-A Scranton and just be some extra pitching depth in case the Yankees ever need it. Wouldn't rule out him joining the Bombers in Boston this weekend, though, after the bullpen put in a lot of work in Texas this week.


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